Course Title: Research and apply evidence to practice

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6157 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

Course Title: Research and apply evidence to practice

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 65

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GEDU6100C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face

Term1 2017

Course Contact: Nicholas Greer

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 93411420

Course Contact Email: nicholas.greer@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

 

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish the information need, gather information and critically analyse the information for relevance to own work.

 

This unit applies to health and community service workers who need to research existing information to support and improve their work practice. It does not cover primary research.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit, however the assumed knowledge is that you have successfully completed the Diploma of Technology.

 

 



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Elements:

1. Plan information gathering activities

2. Gather information

3. Analyse information

4. Use information in practice


Learning Outcomes

 

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

1. Plan information gathering activities

          

1.1 Identify situations where research may be required to support and improve own work practice

1.2 Evaluate current trends in own area of practice

1.3 Establish and define research objectives

1.4 Identify and access credible sources of data and evidence

          

2. Gather information 

2.1 Evaluate and select methods of gathering information

2.2 Gather information using a systematic approach

2.3 Establish relevance of information according to objectives and work requirements

2.4 Facilitate analysis by organising information in a way that supports its analysis and future use

          

3. Analyse information               

3.1 Prioritise information based on the information need

3.2 Compare and contrast different sources of information

3.3 Assess the strength, relevance, reliability and currency of the information in the context of own work

3.4 Assess the feasibility, benefits and risks associated with the information

3.5 Make and document conclusions based on findings

          

4. Use information in practice  

4.1 Assess ways in which different aspects of information may be used

4.2 Use information and learning from research to identify potential areas for change in current practice

4.3 Identify issues that require further research and evaluation

4.4 Develop actions to address outcomes of research


Overview of Assessment

 

Through this unit you will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:

- Face to Face classes

- Simulated Workplace Learning

- Online learning via blackboard

- Other forms of structured teaching and learning

You will be observed and assessed through your planned activities throughout the duration of the course.

 

Assessment

Assessment: Task 1

Research issue 1 (including developed actions based on research)

 

Assessment: Task 2

Research issue 2 (including developed actions based on research)

 

 

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Elements/Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

 

Assessment 2

1.1

X

X

1.2

X

X

1.3

X

X

1.4

X

X

2.1

X

X

2.2

X

X

2.3

X

X

2.4

X

X

3.1

X

X

3.2

X

X

3.3

X

X

3.4

X

X

3.5

X

X

4.1

X

X

4.2

X

X

4.3

X

X

4.4

X

X